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Royal Gates of Bolgatanga urged to remain calm

Bolgatanga, May 11, GNA – Mr Asamannaba  Bertrand,  Secretary to  one of the enskinned chiefs of the  Bolgatanga Traditional Area,    has advised  the   royal  gates of the traditional area not to resort to any violent means in addressing the chieftaincy issue at stake.

Bolgatanga, May 11, GNA – Mr Asamannaba  Bertrand,  Secretary to  one of the enskinned chiefs of the  Bolgatanga Traditional Area,    has advised  the   royal  gates of the traditional area not to resort to any violent means in addressing the chieftaincy issue at stake.

Last week, whilst  Mr  Joseph Apakre, a 36-year old Manager of GHACEM in charge of Northern and Upper East Regions   was enskinned as the Paramount Chief of the Bolgatnga Traditional Area  by the Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area,  Nayire Naa Bohugu Mahami,  Mr Raymond Alafia Abilba, a lawyer,   was also installed as   the Paramount Chief of the area,  to succeed his father,  Naba Martin Adongo Abillba  the third, who passed away on  September 26,  2013.

Speaking to newsmen  in Bolgatanga on Saturday after the  out-dooring  ceremony organized for Naba Joseph Apakre,  the secretary said members of the two  royal gates were families,  and nothing  should be done to spark off any  conflict.

“They all belong to one family,  and are just fighting for their birth rights,” he said.

He admonished members of the royal gates who felt  aggrieved to resort to the courts to address the issue,  instead of fomenting troubles.

The  enskinned chief received a rousing welcome to his royal home.

Whilst others met him on the way to usher him home, others waited at the  grounds of the out-dooring ceremony  to receive him.

Mr Asamannaba  commended those who  contributed to the success of the event,  and urged them to continue to support the new chief in his administration.

Based on earlier  speculations that they could be violent, the police including the army mounted heavy guide at the place . However the event was organized successfully without any problem.

Mr   Apakre  was on Wednesday enskinned by the overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area,  Nayire Naa Bohugu Mahami with the skin name, Naba Abeka Nongebuuri Maltenga,  and arrived in the region on Saturday  for his out-dooring.

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